It’s so amazing that we have two double Cancer skies this month. If it wasn’t enough to be emotional the last few months, the second visit of this astrological influence asks for more…a direct request for us to open our hearts.
Bye-bye Mercury retrograde. Almost glad to see you go—except for the other four planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto) that continue to go backwards, making up for your absence.
I hope you—the reader of this newsletter—saw the video I did for the last eclipse on July 4th where we prayed for Mom. I reminded us to slow down. Yes, we are being asked to slow down and feel.
Imagine Cancer singing that old song “Feelings”, then double Cancer walks in and says: “yeah, go deeper!” Remember that last newsletter I sent out called ‘It’s okay to be sad?’ Well, here we go again.
I don’t want to tell you that that person who I was writing about, who was in hospice, passed. I don’t want to talk about how the numbers of COVID in the United States are worse than ever—increasing daily. I don’t want to tell you that in my own world, so much radically shifted. A couple solid relationships—that I had thought were forever—changed shape.
I did not see it coming. How many of us under this double Cancer sky (with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto all vying for attention, standing opposite the Sun) have been reflecting on our emotional nature? This planetary alignment, if properly operative, demands that we feel.
I don’t know about you, but I’m just learning how to be real and feel. This is the essence of the high road of a Cancer, which is referred to as the most ‘real’ sign in the zodiac. Personally I had to learn to be sensitive; I tend to be in my head and at times, arrogant.
There are two kinds of people: those that are humbled, and those that are about to be. It seems obvious to me that our whole planet right now is being asked to learn about emotions.
As a species I think it is safe to say: we are emotionally remedial beings. We have so few examples of beings who are emotionally wise. Who is a role model for showing us how to feel, cry, laugh with full abandon, and lift up depression? No one.
The other day, after the death of a family member, I was broken. I went over to my friend’s house and did what I hate to do: I cried right there in front of her. The ugly face cry.
I don’t mind crying alone. Well, that’s not true. I don’t like to cry even then.
I read in a book called: ‘The Missing Element’ (that I wrote haha) that Water/crying is essential in cultivating compassion and emotional wisdom. That’s why I wanted to tell you—I know it’s not just me—that this time, while being painful, is useful.
Saturn in Capricorn opposite the Sun in Cancer asks for a purpose for this pain. I’m not sure who made this up, but we learn through pain.
I am so sad that those couple of relationships that really mattered broke under the pressure of COVID. There is no one to blame. I take full responsibility for both. I was not being honest with myself. I just kept on giving. I was not getting my needs met. I gave too much. I do that, said my Libra rising. My fault. The balance went off.
Change never comes with pajamas on—it always wears some uncomfortable, unfamiliar outfit that you are just not used to. Change ruffles everything.
I’ve had to surrender. I will always say yes to change—even if I don’t like it. I am a growth hound. Which is why I am always selling (during this season as our launch begins) Astrology. I want you to grow with me.
Let’s address under this double-Cancer sky the high road for Cancer: keep growing even if you have to let your kids go do something you don’t like…even if you have to let go of a friend because the cycle came and went…even if it hurts. Any time a Cancerian personality has to let go—it’s awful.
No surprise that the low road of Cancer is contraction and complacency. ‘No,’ says the high road of Cancer. ‘I will grow at all costs. I will seek discomfort willingly.’
Alice Bailey (a prolific writer of Esoteric Law of the 1930’s) said that Cancer was one of the most evolved signs IF there was a willingness to accept the human pain body. If you can stand face-to-face with the human condition and all its flaws and love it anyway. Love wholeheartedly.
Try to feel this new moon. Let the tears come. Let the pain be there. And then…lift up the pain to the dark moon and pray: Let me know how to be human at the most evolved level. Just ask for that.
You are a healer. You are the one you are looking for. This is the time all the prophets longed to live. Humanity will make it through the threshold. One way to evolve is to use your left brain and see how all this is truly right on cycle. Come study with us when our school opens next month.
Do the work to grow at all costs. Just say YES, and you too will be able to serve humanity by learning how to feel and be a good human. This is the art of being human: to willingly feel the good the bad and the ugly.
That’s my promise. I am imagining you are standing in here with me.